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Innovative program geared at sparking change in Selma schools (Selma, AL): An innovative program that has seen positive results in other schools in the Southeast has made its way to Selma in an effort to reach out to young men and women in the community. Students heard real testimony from people who have turned their lives around, including a former gang member, and touched on a variety of issues facing youth today.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: September 2, 2015

Selma descended into gang violence, crime after Obama's Bloody Sunday anniversary visit (Selma, AL): The eyes of the nation were trained on Selma from the Christmas release of the film bearing the city's name until March 7, when President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders and celebrities descended on the city en masse to commemorate its place in civil rights history.
Source: AL.com    Date: September 1, 2015

More than a dozen arrested in Dallas Co. gang raids (Dallas County, AL): Residents there say they're seeing the results of police activity in and around Selma as an ongoing crackdown on gang violence continues. After a slew of arrests, the operation is getting the attention of the national law enforcement community. Dallas County hopes their efforts can be an example for other cities across the nation when it comes to combating gangs.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 19, 2015

Community unites to help combat gang violence in Selma area (Dallas County, AL): Community members in Dallas County are joining law enforcement in the fight for safer streets in a growing effort to put an end to escalating gang violence.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 14, 2015

Task force sting nets four arrests (Dallas County, AL): The first round of a crackdown on gangs in Selma and Dallas County resulted in four arrests. The arrests came Friday when a task force organized by Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson targeted Craig Field and Selmont, which are both suspected of gang activity.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: August 11, 2015

Task force cracks down on gangs (Dallas County, AL): Suspected gang members scattered as soon as members of a task force organized by Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson rolled into Craig Field on Friday. Agents chased several of them them down, apprehending at least three within a matter of minutes.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal    Date: August 7, 2015

Retaliation fueling escalating gang war outside of Selma (Dallas County, AL): Rival gangs are waging war on the streets in the Selma area. Officials are shedding light on the motive behind a number of violent incidents and killings as the community looks for an end to the brutality.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 1, 2015

Activist Wants City to do More About Gang Activity (Montgomery, AL): Is gang activity a problem in Montgomery? It was a hot topic at last night's mayoral forum with candidates offering suggestions and solutions on how to crack down on the problem. But one activist says none of them have the answer.
Source: WAKA 8 News    Date: July 15, 2015

Latino Gang Member “Lil Grumpy” Possibly in Mobile (Mobile, AL): Federal authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a latino gang member who is likely to be in the Mobile area. Patrick Mendez, also known by his gang name “Lil Grumpy,” is believed to be in or around Mobile after escaping a major federal raid in Atlanta, according to the ATF.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: July 8, 2015

HPD teaches life lessons to HMS students (Dothan, AL): For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right decision, when it comes to situations that involve peer pressure. “Students of all ages face peer pressure,” HPD Chief Mark Jones said. “That is why I believe it is so important to reach out to our children. Not only does the different educational programs we teach help the children say no, it also educates them on the proper way to handle a situation.”
Source: Dothan Eagle    Date: June 11, 2015

Florence police chief: We don't have a gang problem, we have a parenting problem (Florence, AL): Concerns of public safety are raised in Florence after a group of teens attacked a Shoals family while leaving Wilson Park just after the monthly First Friday event downtown. Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler is upset over of what happened in Wilson Park last Friday night.
Source: WAFF 48 News    Date: June 11, 2015

MPD working with U.S. Marshals to ID gang activity (Montgomery, AL): In the wake of recent violence in Montgomery, the Montgomery Police Department will be taking part in discussion with federal agencies to ferret out possible gang activity in the city.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: June 3, 2015

Birmingham Police are stopping the violence in a unique way (Birmingham, AL): The city of Birmingham has teamed up with John Jay College of Criminal Justice to analyze every shooting that has taken place in Birmingham over the past 5 years. The goal is to stop the violence, but they are going about it a little differently. Instead of just going after the shooter when a crime happens, the police department will be going after the whole gang.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: June 2, 2015

Suspect in Pinson Valley gang-initiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A local high school student accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Wednesday morning.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Police renew discussion about gang activity in Huntsville area (Huntsville, AL): Police say Huntsville may not have a gang problem as pervasive as in some major cities, but break-ins, theft, certain graffiti can be indicative of gang activity going on in area neighborhoods.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: April 12, 2015

Task force combating gang violence in Selma (Selma, AL): A new wave of violence in Selma is prompting a massive crackdown on crime. Local, state and federal agencies have joined forces in an effort to stop the bloodshed due to escalating gang violence.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: March 31, 2015

Suspect in Pinson Valley High gang-intiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A Pinson Valley High School accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Monday morning. Sylvester Hundley, 19, is charged with assault and compelling street gang membership.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: March 30, 2015

Pinson Valley High School student arrested after teen is beaten in apparent gang initiation (Jefferson County, AL): A 19-year-old faces charges after he reportedly blindfolded another student at Pinson Valley High School and punched him in the face and head several times in what was apparently a gang initiation.
Source: AL.com    Date: March 28, 2015

Sheriff says lake area burglaries were gang related (Tallapoosa County, AL): Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Jimmy Abbett said Monday that it appears that the rash of lake area burglaries that plagued Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa Counties earlier this winter are connected to a Montgomery street gang.
Source: The Alexander City Outlook    Date: March 10, 2015

Northport man pleads guilty to manslaughter charges in 2012 'gang-related' death (Bay Minette, AL): A Northport man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges while another man has pleaded to charges of hindering prosecution in the 2012 death of a Milton, Fla., man whose body was found near Styx River. Investigators believe the death to be gang-related.
Source: The Times Independent    Date: February 24, 2015

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